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UK MUSIC NEWS: FEMALE RAPPER AMPLIFY DOT SIGNS TO EMI/VIRGIN RECORDS

Female rapper Amplify Dot (also known as A-Dot) has announced via Twitter that she has signed a record deal and has now officially joined the EMI/Virgin family. I'm soooooo happy to announce that I have just signed my record deal with EMI/Virgin Records!!! http://t.co/xLL9b2Kz — #TheDottyShow (@AmplifyDot) June 12, 2012 According to the MTV Wrap Up website she is the first female rapper here in the UK to sign a major album deal since Ms Dynamite. Who knew. I tell u what though, label contracts are bloody long. Started []

UK MUSIC: IKES FT SCORCHER AND JERMAINE RILEY – GIRL TALK

Check out the new single Girl Talk from rapper Ikes featuring Scorcher and Jermaine Riley. …. Girl Talk is your usual UK fare. A “seductive” track made for the ladies with a guy singing the hook and a touch of auto-tuning.  It’s not my cup of tea at all. It just lacks something. But  the 12-16 year old demographic will probably love it. The Video – A mix of different ideas and style straight from mid 90s-early noughties US rap videos. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

NEW MUSIC: JAY-Z FT BLUE IVY – GLORY

When I first saw the words ‘Glory – Jay-Z ft Blue Ivy’ I laughed. I thought it was a joke – a spoof! I was wrong. Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy isn’t even a week old yet and he is already featuring her on his records. A close source to Mad News has just informed me that Jay aka Hov aka J-Hova aka Mr EXTRA has arranged for Blue to produce his next album and Kanye has already been summoned to  show her the []

UK MUSIC: GFrsh – ‘GOT EM SAYIN’

Check out rapper GFrsh’s latest offering ‘Got Em Sayin’. … The Track – *Scratches head and rubs temples* The Video – GFrsh drives around London in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, stops at at £1.99 meal deal chicken shop, then stands and raps next to the Rolls-Royce Phantom in front of some run down council estate. I am still crying/shaking with laughter. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: SKEPTA – HOLD ON

Check out the new single from Skepta – Hold On. … The Single – I don’t mind the rapping/production but the hook just sounds cheesy. It actually makes me cringe. The Video – The up and coming 2012 Olympics obviously inspired the director. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: IDRIS ELBA AKA DRIIS – PRIVATE GARDEN

British actor Idris Elba aka Driis has turned his attention to music again. The single Private Garden is produced by 9th Wonder. Via Soul Culture Private Garden isn’t a terrible single and it’s well produced, but I’ve said this before and I will say it again Idris should stick to what he is really good at – ACTING! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?